There was one arrest and one cop tried to get corkers to let a car past. The corking seemed excellent and comprehensive but which unavoidably led to lots of irritated drivers and arguments with them. I saw one car trying to move past the Mass on the wrong side of the road and against oncoming traffic and one motorcyclist used the pavement! At least three cyclists were rammed by drivers and had their wheels damaged. An opportunity was taken en route to commemorate the recent deaths of cyclists... Topics: bicyclists, London Critical Mass
London, England Critical Mass February ride. About 300 riders turned up and still no police. After setting off the ride passed a flashmob at Waterloo Station. There was only one circuit of Parliament Square this time but with sound systems playing merrily in the SOCPA zone. Annoyed motorists hooted in Trafalgar Square but there was a friendly blast from a large lorry. Then on to the Embankment and a very good job of corking at Blackfriars Bridge. Reaching Islington turned left on to Pentonville... Topics: critical mass, bicyclists, London, England
London Critical Mass UK visits the Chinese Embassy on its March 2008 ride. Despite wet and windy conditions more than 100 riders started, accompanied by about 20 police cyclists and the usual police van. Police have a habit of blocking the front of the ride at some intersections and traffic lights which tends to make it slower than otherwise and holds up traffic. Under the notorious SOCPA law, which might soon be repealed, Critical Mass sound systems are not allowed to be played near... Topics: Critical Mass, cyclists, bicyclists, SOCPA
For a brief period once a month cyclists cause congestion, unlike cars that do it all the time. Last night was no exception and hundreds of cyclists certainly made their presence felt in Central London. There was much hooting from impatient drivers who seem to think they have more right to the road than cyclists. One taxi driver held his horn on constantly for many minutes during a traffic hold-up. Is that legal? The riders, and skateboarders too, were greeted with cheers from pedestrians and... Topics: Critical Mass, Bicyclists, Arrest, Rammings
London Critical Mass January ride in England. A subdued start to a good ride, held up by a massive traffic jam in the Strand, but it livened up later with a bike high in Piccadilly Circus and taunts to impatient car horns. Joyful chants of 'More bikes less cars' and 'Whose streets? Our streets'. Several sound systems this time, some were threatened with SOCPA prosecution if they dared to play in the vicinity of Parliament. Cycle police were back after their Christmas/New Year break, about 28 in... Topics: Critical Mass, bicyclists, SOCPA, police
Several hundred riders. Warm weather. Still no cycle police. Usual confrontations with impatient drivers. Saw one cyclist rammed by a car but probably many more. They just can't wait for the ride to pass and they sound their horns impatiently and try to nose in dangerously. At Piccadilly Circus two car cops gave a rider a fixed penalty notice for going through a red light. Havenâ²t they heard yet that CM is now a customarily held procession in law? At Hyde Park Corner a woman cop threatened a... Topics: Critical Mass, Bicyclists, London, England
Video of Climate Bike Ride, London, England. The ride of over 100 participants visited three climate greenwash headquarters, Greenergy, 198 High Holborn - for an agrofuels protest organised by Biofuelswatch, E.On 100 Pall Mall - for a speaker on no new coal and the Department of Transport - for a speaker on sustainable transport, before joining up with the National Climate March on Parliament. http://www.campaigncc.org/bikeride.shtml Rikki's "sound file is 12 mins of the speeches made... Topics: Climate Change Campaign, greenwash, bicyclists, critical mass
London Critical Mass June 2008 ride. About 600 cyclists set off from the South Bank for London Critical Mass June ride, with it usual large police retinue, who sometimes block the front of the ride causing delays to traffic. Arriving at Brixton there was a minute's silence for Marie, who was killed by a motorist while cycling with a group of friends to the Carnival Against the Arms Trade outside EDO-MBM arms factory in Brighton on Wednesday 4th June 2008. On the return journey the ride somehow... Topics: Critical Mass London, cyclists, bicyclists, monthly ride.
London Critical Mass 14th Anniversary ride. A fun ride well attended with good weather. Early in the ride police blocked the front at traffic lights and prevented movement, even when the lights were green. This is a familiar tactic which is done to compress the ride into as small a space as possible, with officers and a van at the back hassling stragglers to keep up, which slows things down and holds up traffic as well as making cycling difficult. Several riders deep managed to completely... Topics: Critical Mass London, cyclists, bicyclists, monthly ride.
Critical Mass London England October ride 2007. A fairly smooth Halloween style ride with few if any police hassles. There were a good numbers compared to the previous month. Several sound systems. No blocking junctions this time. Some London landmarks are highlighted. The video is MPEG4 36Mb 7mins 36secs long. http://criticalmasslondon.org.uk Topics: Critical Mass, cycle ride, cyclists, bicycles, bicyclists, police
Bonnie (8 years) and Andrea (8 years) Gale-Wright riding new bikes, Oyster Point, South San Francisco, CA, December 26, 1987 Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- South San...
Capital City Wheelmen Racing Team, 1903-1904 State Champions, Sacramento, CA, ca. 1904. Shown: Bill Hubert, Captain, standing, 2nd from left; Harley Noyes, standing, center; Harry Chas. Ventner, seated, far right; George Gorman, seated, far left. Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Capital City Wheelmen Racing Team,...
Tennessee was recently ranked 24th in the nation as a bicycle friendly state moving up 19 spots since 2009. The announcement was made by the League of American Bicyclists at their third annual rankings. The state moved to 24th place this year from a number 43 ranking last year. Locally, Chattanooga has been recognized as a bronze level bicycle friendly community by the league since 2003. Topics: bicycling, Leage of American Bicyclists, Outdoor Chattanooga, Julie Steele, Chattanooga
Bikescape revisits the March killings of Kristie Gough and Matt Peterson during a training ride in the By Area by a sheriff's deputy who crossed onto the wrong side of the road and hit them head-on. We speak with bicycle lawyer and Velo News columnist Bob Mionskie about police bias in this case and toward cyclists in general. Next, we meet with San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Leah Shahum to get to the bottom of the shameful blame the victim attitude taken by the mainstream... Topic: police bias agaist bicyclists, media bias against bicyclists, bob mionskie, velo news, leah shahum,...
This is the May 16th, 2012 Ride of Silence that took place in Huntsville Alabama About a 1 hour ride edited down to 2 minutes and 34 seconds of silent video of cyclists riding in silence in honor of all the cyclist who have been killed by inattentive motorists and other reasons. Topics: 2012, Ride of Silence, Huntsville, Alabama, bike, bikes, bicycle, bicycles, bicyclist, bicyclists,...
This is silent raw footage of the 4th Annual Mayor's Bike Ride that took place in Huntsville, Alabama Saturday, May 5th, 2012 Topics: bike, Mayor's Bike Ride, bike ride, Huntsville, Alabama, bikes, bicycles, cycling, bikemonth,...
The Stop the Machine protest, also joined by already on-going Occupy DC protests (then in their sixth day), an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City. -------------------------------------------------- Topics: United States, USA, Washington DC, DC, Northwest, NW, Squares, Plazas, Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania... Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thisisbossi/6219624245/